A Handbook of Transport Economics

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André de Palma, Robin Lindsey, Emile Quinet, Roger Vickerman
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2011 - Transportation - 928 pages
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Contents

1 Introduction
1
PART I TRANSPORT AND SPATIAL ECONOMY
19
2 General equilibrium models for transportation economics
21
3 Transport in spatial models of economic development
46
the role of transport costs
67
5 Transport costs and international trade
97
6 City formation and transport costs
116
PART II THE DEMAND FOR TRANSPORT
133
20 Surplus theory
479
a review
501
22 Price discrimination
527
23 Road congestion pricing
561
24 The economics of information in transport
586
25 Personal intelligent travel assistants
604
26 Equity dimensions of transport policies
624
the case of scarcity
650

7 Valuation of travel time savings
135
mixture models
160
9 Dynamic traffic modeling
188
10 Activitybased travel demand analysis
213
11 Economics of transport logistics
249
PART III THE COST OF TRANSPORT
271
12 Cost functions for transport firms
273
13 Efficiency measurement theory and its application to airport benchmarking
298
14 Theory of external costs
319
15 External costs of transport in the United States
341
16 External costs of transport in Europe
369
17 The value of a statistical life
396
18 Transport and energy
425
methods and empirical estimation for North America
444
PART IV OPTIMAL PUBLIC DECISIONS
477
PART V COMPETITION AND REGULATION
659
28 Competition regulation and public service obligations
661
29 The theory of incentives applied to the transport sector
684
30 Publicprivate partnerships in transport
708
31 Parking economics
726
32 The industrial organization of competition in local bus services
744
33 Competition and regulation in rail transport
763
three decades of aviation system reform
779
35 Competition and regulation in air transport
797
36 Competition and regulation in seaports
822
37 Competition and regulation in maritime transport
844
Name index
869
Subject index
887
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